HOXA5 protein acts as tumor suppressor in breast cancer, lab cell study shows

Posted by on May 20, 2016 2:05 am
Categories: health

Many breast cancers are marked by a lack of HOXA5 protein, a gene product known to control cell differentiation and death, and lower levels of the protein correspond to poorer outcomes for patients. Now, results of a new study suggests a powerful role for the protein in normal breast cells, acting as a tumor suppressor that halts abnormal cell growth.

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